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ACLU Marks Banned Websites Awareness Day with Report on LGBT Censorship in Schools

Public schools across the country are largely receptive to removing web filters that block educational content related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, according to a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

The Definitive Guide to Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)

The Republican field for 2012 is pretty competitive–when it comes to regressive statements and bigotry, that is. Written by Sally Kohn There is a reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial in our nation’s capital. Stretched out

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Bad Faith: The Catholic Hierarchy’s Pointless Campaign Against LGBT Rights

Written by Casey and Mary Ellen Lopata In early July, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles opposed a modest piece of legislation that requires schools in that state to include lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, and other previously

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Huge Step Towards Gay Rights and Equality

News outlets all over the country are buzzing about the Victory in New York supporting gay rights. Today marks the first day of the new gay marriage law in New York legalizing same-sex marriages. Here are links to some of

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Posted in Human Rights

Obama Certifies End to Ban on Gays in Military

President Barack Obama formally certified Friday the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military. Obama said the policy change, which will go into effect in September, means the armed forces no longer will be deprived

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Posted in Human Rights

The Scary Religious Ideology Behind Michele Bachmann’s Anti-Gay Crusade

Does the draconian mandate of Old Testament law drive Michele and Marcus Bachmann’s war on LGBT people? People who don’t like LGBT people often cite a range of reasons for their disdain. Take GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.,

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Amusement Park Tells Lesbian To Remove Gay Marriage Shirt

“This is a family park,” said Dollywood amusement park employee to Olivier Odom after he asked her to remove her sarcastic “Marriage is so Gay” t-shirt, according to Knoxville, Tennessee’s WBIR. Apparently, the Dollywood gatekeeper did not realize that marriage

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

History in the Making: Obama Endorses Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal DOMA

The White House announced today that President Obama would heed the call of over 25,000 Courage Campaign members (the text of our call to President Obama can be found here) and formally endorse the Respect for Marriage Act. Why is

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Posted in Human Rights

Indian Health Minister Sees Homosexuality as ‘Disease’

Just when you thought the world was finally starting to get it…this idiot opens his mouth and a big pile of poop falls out. Think before you speak much? HIV and gay-rights activists are sharply criticizing India‘s health minister for

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Posted in Human Rights

Huge Victory for Same-Sex Couples: New York State Approves Same-Sex Marriage

New York has legalized same sex marriage, making it the sixth U.S state to do so.   Gay rights advocates call the vote a major victory in their quest for equality. The New York State Senate approved the legislation Friday night

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Posted in Human Rights

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